Appraisal Skills Training Courses
Be an effective and confident performance appraiser. This comprehensive one day course gives you the professional appraisal skills to conduct meaningful performance appraisal meetings, make the appraisal process a positive experience and handle difficult conversations confidently.
In a nutshell you’ll learn how to…
Prepare for and conduct appraisal meetings.
Handle difficult conversations confidently.
Set meaningful performance objectives.
Ensure the process isn’t just a tick box exercise.
Small class sizes
We take a maximum of 6 appraisers on each course. We want you to get everything you can from the day. Working with a small group of appraisers makes this possible. As well as covering the core appraisal skills you’ll need, we can also focus on any specific performance review challenges you want to discuss.
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for employees with responsibility for managing the performance appraisal process. It’s beneficial for appraisers new to running appraisals and also for those facing specific performance appraisal challenges.
Course objectives and overview.
Communicating the benefits and rationale for performance appraisals (employee, appraiser, organisation).
Managing the appraisal process
Practical essentials for performance appraisal success.
Pitfalls and handy tips to make the process worthwhile, positive and meaningful.
Engaging your appraisees in the appraisal process and ensuring they see it as a positive activity.
Ensuring performance appraisal is a continuous process of support and development throughout the year.
Conducting appraisal review meetings professionally
Keys to effective planning and preparation for the appraisal meeting.
Being aware of your instinctive communication style as an appraiser.
Adapting your style to ensure an open and positive discussion.
Body Language tips; using positive verbal and non-verbal behaviour.
Employing effective listening and questioning skills.
Providing performance feedback
Dealing with issues of poor performance honestly and confidently.
Using positive language even when communicating messages people don’t want to hear.
Ensuring fairness by balancing positive and ‘developmental’ feedback.
Using facts and observations to ensure objectivity.
Handling a difficult conversation calmly and professionally.
Setting meaningful personal objectives
Developing and agreeing clear, realistic and measurable personal objectives with appraisees.
Creating the link between personal objectives and improved appraisee performance.
Ensuring objectives focus on improvement and development.
Using a process to monitor and review objectives.
Linking personal objectives to team objectives.
We focus solely on performance appraisal training. We’re a specialist provider. Our facilitators are all experts in the performance management field. We believe small class sizes are key. That’s why we guarantee there will never be more than 6 delegates on a course. Booking a course with us means you’ll receive personal, focused, expert appraisal skills tuition.
I’ve run appraisals before so I was already pretty familiar with my responsibilities as an appraiser before the appraisal training. Having said that, I’m really glad I attended though. It’s made me realise that I was doing all the work! Now I’m going to involve my appraisees more – that way hopefully they’ll feel more positive about it and get more from the process. The objective setting advice was particularly helpful.
Enlightening! I feel a lot more confident about running appraisals now. Particularly useful was the part about objective setting. I’ve always struggled with this and now feel in a much stronger position.
I didn’t think I would enjoy the appraisal training as much as I did! I feel a lot happier now – This will be the first time I’ve been an appraiser so I have been feeling a bit anxious (especially as I’m appraising some of the people I used to work alongside!) Weirdly, I’m kind of looking forward to the challenge now! Thanks.
We offer a 10% discount on our Open Appraisal training courses to charities
How does your booking process work?
Booking an Appraisal Skills training course is easy…
What happens on the day? Is there a course outline?
The trainer will follow a schedule…
If you have any doubts if one of our Appraisal Skills courses is right for you, we’ll be happy to chat with you about your reasons for coming and how the day can help you. Please email us ([email protected]) or call on 01392 346475.
Is there any follow up after the Appraisal Training course?
Your appraisal training doesn’t end when the course finishes…
What should I wear, timings, food etc..?
We suggest you dress for the appraisal course in the way you feel most comfortable. The majority of people…
What type of people attend your appraisal training courses?
We meet a wide range of people from all sectors of business on our appraisal training courses. Some …
Do I need to complete any pre-course material?
You don’t need to bring anything with you or do any work before our appraisal training courses. We’ll give…
What happens if I need to cancel my place on one of your appraisal training courses?
You can cancel your place at any time. Cancellation…
Where do you run your performance appraisal training?
We run our performance appraisal training courses in Central London…
I have a specific appraisal issue to deal with – will there be time to address my concerns?
Yes. We keep the numbers small on our appraisal training courses…